#Murderfunding (MurderTrending, #2) by Gretchen McNeil

#Murderfunding (MurderTrending, #2)

WELCOME TO WHO WANTS TO BE A PANIAC?, the latest reality TV show on the hunt for the next big-hit serial killer. But don’t worry—no one is actually going to murder anyone, as real as the fake gore and pretend murder may appear . . . uh, right?Seventeen-year-old Becca Martinello is about to find out. When her perfectly normal soccer mom dies in a car crash, a strange girl named Stef appears to let Becca know that her deceased mom was none othe...

Details #Murderfunding (MurderTrending, #2)

Title#Murderfunding (MurderTrending, #2)
Release DateAug 6th, 2019
GenreYoung Adult, Mystery, Fiction

Reviews #Murderfunding (MurderTrending, #2)

  • Pamela ✨I Blame Wizards✨
    #Murderfunding - Serves 11. Mix two parts GLOW with one part Suicide Squad.2. Add a splash of The Hunger Games. Stir well to combine. 3. Simmer at low heat, stirring constantly until it thickens, and character and world building have evaporated completely. Best served with a sprinkle of glitter, to mask the bland taste.
  • Clare dooley
    I hope this novel explains what the families of the previous inhabitants of Alcatraz 2.0 families have to say about their kettle balls and mako sharks owe to the innocent ~ grins ~ aaaaannnddd actiooooon #clarebdeviolent
  • Dawn Taylor
    I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review. My students are going to devour this! It’s a very fitting sequel to the first book and is very current and socially relevant. I enjoyed the the statements about social media, society, our fragile hold on morality, and our political climate more in the first one because of the subtly mixed with good old fashioned horror....this one was a little too obvious and in your face for me t...
  • Mindy
    **Disclaimer: I received a free electronic ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**This book is the second book of the #MurderTrending series. To be frank with you, I did not read the prequel to this book because I was not aware that this was part of a series, as the premise of the book did not give any indication of this fact. Luckily the majority of the series was told in a new character perspective and the returning characters fr...
  • Brenda Love
    #MurderFunding by Gretchen McNeil is the followup to #MurderTrending. When I first received the ARC for this book, I had not read #MurderTrending. I began the second book, but quickly realized that I needed to read the first book to fully enjoy the second. I found the first book on Hoopla through my local public library. I'm glad I read the first book before continuing with the second. I could have figured out most of the connections without read...
  • Emily
    I thought the first book was pretty fun if you didn't want to think about it too hard. Sure, there are better mysteries and there are better murder books and there are better nightmare-reality-TV books, but it was still fun. This one was just not.Issue 1: We followed two groups of people. Our time was not split evenly, and Dee's story wasn't especially interesting or, honestly, necessary.Issue 2: The crowdfunded murder TV show took up very little...
  • Katherine Jarzombek
    The sequel to 2018’s #Murdertrending answers lingering questions and presents a slate of new ones as new characters come into play. The lead characters from the first novel return to continue their effort to understand the whos and hows of Alcatraz 2.0, but they are a B-plot in comparison to the fresh faces. The dual perspective flips between Dee and this novel’s primary MC, Becca. Like the first novel, #Murderfunding includes violence and co...
  • Erica Ajayi
    I enjoyed this sequel to #Murdertrending almost as much as the original. What I like about these books is that the storyline is unique. Much like with Dee in the first book, Becca is a likable character that you want to root for. At certain points I found the book very hard to put down. There was not much down time and the story moved swiftly. I also enjoyed how the book had two separate stories happening at the same time, but brought them togeth...
  • Emma
    #MurderFunding is an exciting roller coaster ride from beginning to end. After finishing #MurderTrending, the sequel could not come quickly enough. The day I saw the galley was available, I hid in the bathroom at work to queue it up to be waiting on my Kindle as soon as I got home. I am not a fast reader, but I devoured this book in less than three days (practically a record for me)!! Just like the first, #MurderFunding is delightfully campy in a...
  • Mason
    #Murderfunding is the sequel to #Murdertrending. #Murderfunding is about a seventeen-year-old girl Becca Martinello. Becca's mother is killed in a car crash, something that is not extremely unusual. But Becca finds out that her mom was actually Molly Mauler, a killer at Alcatraz 2.0. Becca ends up on Who Wants to be a Paniac? and learns more about her mom. I liked this book, but it was not as good as the first one. I would not reccomend reading t...
  • Anne
    #Murdertrending, the first book in this series, was a new and surprising take on the reality tv/24 hour shock news cycle. This follow up to that novel continues in the same vein but stretches belief perhaps a bit too far. We see the after effects of Alcatraz 2.0, with new characters and a version of the serial killer spectacle. McNeil reaches a bit too far in this one and the gimmick grows stale.
  • Mrs. Porter
    Received a NetGalley preview. Short review due to no spoilers. :)Gretchen McNeil is so deliciously inventive in crafting her stories. #Murderfunding is as mind-bendingly horrific as its predecessor. Intrigue, creative executions, and startling twists transpire at a pace that will prevent you from putting this book down.
  • Kat
    Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the E-arc copy.#Murderfunding is a sequel so please read the first one before reading this one. I really enjoyed this book just not as much as the first one. It has a strong story and characters, but is a slow burn rather than a quick flame to read. I like the originality of the first one, but this one reminded me of other books i have read.
  • Laura
    Nice follow-up to #MurderTrending, allowing for a slightly different take while still giving readers the Paniacs and Postmanmania the previous book gave. In an e-version some of the social media posts didn't show up as well as they probably do in print, but it was still readable. I mention that because it is never clear who is behind the posts and that might lead to a third book. Nothing more because. well, that would be a spoiler.eARC provided b...
  • James Kennedy Public Library
    Great premise for a story, that kept me turning page after page. Set in the not too distant future, those convicted are sent to Alcatraz 2.0, where they are stalked by themed killers. The ending is a little rushed but still solid.
  • Jordan
    Great book. Focused to much on the Russian aspect.
  • Kristen (kaymaldo)
    This was a quick, fun read. I wish there was a bit more time spent on character development, but we did get a lot of twists and answers!
  • Ms. Yingling
    E ARC from NetgalleyDid not meet the needs of my collection at this time.
  • Rayne Guyer
    really enjoyed cant wait for the next book to come out to see what will be happening
  • Jenny Yergin
    I enjoyed the first book probably more than I should have, so I was really curious when I saw there would be a second. It was interesting to see things from the other side of the equation by looking at the killer's families. I think this was a great twist and a way to show they were still human. I can't wait to see what else this author brings to life with her books.